A nice overview over history of Russia from 1992 through present. Here is a transcript.
The public of Woodland, North Carolina, US, is worried that a solar farm may “suck out all the energy from the sun.”
Polish president Andrej Duda joined 200,000 Nazis and fascists in an event dedicated to Polish independence day.
The American colonel Georg von Halban had a difficult task in early summer of 1945 in destroyed Vienna: He had to confiscate a large, undestroyed, representative building for the future center of the American occupational authorities. The Austrian national bank seemed ideal to him and his superiors agreed. The massive building was confiscated in a “festive” manner.
Only one director refused to move out. He occupied an apartment in the highest floor of the building. Halban came to him, accompanied by four Viennese policemen. He asked the bank director to leave. He turned away. Halban gave a sign to the policement. They pushed a piano to the window. The banker looked at it and was stunned.
When the other two policemen moved a couch to the window as well, the banker understood the seriousness of the situation. But it was too late. Without further ado, the piano was pushed out of the window and was smashed by a fall from a five-story building.
“I understand now.” The bank director said. “First the Russians, now you.”
In this episode of the WWII podcast, the participants discuss the role of Scandinavian Nazis in WWII. For me it was quite interesting to listen how Nordic countries, which we usually portray as peaceful idylls, experienced WWII.
I recently came across a book titled “How to write like Tolstoy”. I didn’t buy the book because it assumes that writing like Tolstoy is a good idea. This idea is idiotic for several reasons.